Even in 21st Century, instances of child marriage in India are being reported, especially in rural areas where poverty, lack of education, employment opportunities & traditional customs become compelling factors. Marriage of a person, if a male who has not completed 21 years of age, and if a female who has not completed 18 years of age is illegal and punishable. Please report instances of child marriage in your vicinity.
|EMERGENCY CONTACT NO||:||112|
|WHOM TO CONTACT||:||Police Station or Helpline|
|HOW TO REPORT||:||Mahila & Shishu Help Desk of nearest Police Station|
|KNOW YOUR NEAREST POLICE STATION||:||https://www.odishapolice.gov.in/?q=node/2630|
|HELPLINE||:||181 | 1098 (Childline) | 1800-4191-813 (Sampark Help Desk)|
Laws for Child Marriage: Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 envisages punishments of rigorous imprisonment for two years and/or fine of Rs.1 lakh. This Act also declares that any marriage solemnized between children below the legal age limit is null and void.